Metals Summer Session 4
July 4-15, 2021
Making a Spectacle
This workshop is all about making eyewear—also known as jewelry for the face. We’ll explore a variety of materials—traditional buffalo horn to colored plastics, titanium to silver—with a focus on the design and construction of wearable frames. Along the way we’ll experiment with a range of studio techniques, including hinge construction, soldering, riveting, and integrating digital processes—specifically, using computer-aided-design (CAD) tools to create layouts for frames. We’ll cover the technical aspects of eyewear so students can construct frames capable of holding prescription lenses. Intermediate level: basic sawing, filing, and soldering skills required. Upper metals studio.
Associate professor of industrial design at Appalachian State University (NC); exhibitions: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), International Contemporary Furniture Fair (NYC), Cranbrook Museum of Art (MI), Metal Museum (TN).